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MUPACT OINTMENT

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
ContainsMupirocin
Description

MUPACT OINTMENT is an antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial infections such as impetigo, folliculitis, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. It is not effective against viral and fungal infections.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for MUPACT OINTMENT

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Burning

Uses of MUPACT OINTMENT

What is it prescribed for?

  • Impetigo
  • Secondary skin infections
  • MRSA infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active is approximately 12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken that the infant's skin does not come in contact with the medicine and that the infant does not swallow the medicine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Hypersensitivity

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mupirocin or any other ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken that the infant's skin does not come in contact with the medicine and that the infant does not swallow the medicine. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Eye irritation

Ensure that the medicine does not come in contact with your eyes. This medicine may cause severe eye irritation. In the case of accidental contact, the eyes should be rinsed with water immediately and thoroughly.

Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile. You may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of MUPACT OINTMENT in such cases.

Allergic reactions

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea or vomiting, swelling of lips, hands, and feet. Therapy with this medicine should be discontinued immediately if you suffer from an allergic reaction.

Local irritation

This medicine may cause severe local irritation. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply extra cream or ointment to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be used as per the instructions provided on the leaflet or the package insert. You should consult your doctor if there is no improvement in symptoms for 3 to 5 days. Report any adverse effects to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the protein synthesis of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antibiotics

Schedule

N/A

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=9606e503-24ae-4a37-b6dd-a1ea43208e82

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/2027

Mupirocin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00410

Mupirocin: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a688004.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Aug 2017

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